W Bar M Ranch

Walla Walla, WA

@ The Ranch

Here is a list of what we are up to. Join us for a Camp, Clinic, or Event.

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Available February-November
Private, Semi Private, and Group Lessons are available. Please schedule with the instructor.
Lessons with Heidi Thomas
​​Custom Lesson Plans for any discipline.​​

English ~ Western ~ Trail ~ Versatility​

A riding instructor & horse 4-H leader , Heidi has been a member of multiple equine associations. She has numerous hours of horse time, inside the arena, and outside, having shown, judged, trained, and raised young horses, from the backyard to the National level.

PRIVATE (1 Rider)
$50 per rider / hr

Semi-PRIVATE (2/3 Riders)
$40 per rider / hr

Group (4/5/6 Riders)
$25 per rider / hr

Book your Lesson with Heidi
​Call or Text : 509.386.4011
Ranch Horse Skills
March 23  am session
10am - 12:30pm

March 23 pm session
2 pm - 4:30pm

March 24  am session


March 24 pm session

2 pm - 4:30pm

Open to All
Participation is Limited
Held at W Bar M Ranch

Sign up for a 2.5 hr session of low key practice session of working cattle on horseback.  Sharpen your skills at driving,  tracking, herding, sorting, and holding cattle through gates and around obstacles. Each session is limited to 4 riders.
Fee is $100 per rider. Sign up by paying for your spot on the W Bar M Ranch Payments page. 

Private Lessons with
Dallas Bolen
April 6, 2019
April 7, 2019
Registration Form
Clinic / Stall Fees
Sutton Remembrance GCH owned by Liz Goldmannof
Open to All
Participation is Limited
Held at W Bar M Ranch

Join us for a Clinic at the Ranch, with Dallas Bolen, Trainer of 3X World Champion Morgan Grand National, Preliminary Driven Dressage Horse, Intermediate Dressage Champion, 2018 Reserve World Champion Obstacle Driving & Reserve World Champion Carriage Driving. Then schedule your one-on-one time for Sunday, bring your equine/team for a full hour of driving instruction with Dallas. Don't have a horse to drive?  There are a few spots available with a lesson horse.....

Saturday,  9am-4pm. Clinic Fee is $175. 
The Clinic will cover driving, safety, harness & cart types. Spend time fitting a harness to a horse. Longlining and techniques to prepare your horse for driving. Hitch a horse to the cart, limited drive time. A Saturday pizza lunch will be provided.

Sunday,  9am-6pm.
$50 to use your horse/team.
$75 to use Dallas' Lesson Horse(limited availablilty) 

Contact Karen Wilcox 509-301-5045 -or- [email protected] to sign up for your private lesson. ​

Elizabeth Knight
April 19, 2019
Book a Session
Open to All
Participation is Limited
Held at W Bar M Ranch

Elizabeth Knight Photography is travelling to W Bar M Ranch! Take advantage of this opportunity to book your own private photo shoot with this amazing and talented photographer who travels the Northwest. Elizabeth's goals are to make your experience as simple and personal as possible. Each session is catered to you and your pet or horse's individual needs in order to create the best artwork for you as possible!

$212 per session (includes tax). A 25% deposit will be collected to hold your spot. Click the "Book a Session" button to set up your Session through Elizabeth's website.

Each session includes five pictures of your choice for digital media, selected from the multiple images Elizabeth provides for you to choose from. There are additional opportunities to purchase more digitals, prints, and wall art from her online gallery.

the delivery
After the session, Elizabeth with carefully sort and hand edit the images for your gallery. Unless something else has been pre-arranged, she will include at least one of each pose that is flattering and has good lighting. When the images are completed, the gallery will be sent to your email address. They will be in a simple, user-friendly gallery where the included digitals can be downloaded, and any desired prints or products may be purchased.

Typical turnaround time is up to four weeks.
Mounted Shooting
Torrie Griggs
June 1, 2019 (FULL)
June 2, 2019 (FULL)
Registration Form
Clinic / Stall Fees
Open to All
Participation is Limited
Held at W Bar M Ranch

Join us for a 1 Day Clinic with Multi World & Regional Champion, Torrie Griggs. This Clinic is hands on for both the Horse & Rider. Receive an introduction to the sport of Mounted Shooting, Guns and Safety, and Riding Patterns. Learn a proven method for introducing your horse to gunfire. Guns & Ammo are provided, so all you need to bring is you, your horse & a sack lunch!

Clinic Fee is $200. ($50 Deposit due ASAP, to reserve your spot in the Clinic, balance due by May 15th).
Torrie has been competing in the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association since 2011. In her first year competing in the CMSA, she won the CMSA World Championship as a Ladies Level 1 in Amarillo, TX. With a  lifelong passion for quality horses, horsemanship and a taste for speed – Torrie has rapidly excelled in mounted shooting competition. Her daily lifestyle has been surrounded with horses since she was small. Competing for years in barrel racing, she was introduced to cowboy mounted shooting through a local neighbor in eastern Oregon.

Since her successful start, Torrie’s list of accomplishments are long and varied:
2012 Reserve Overall Lady at the Western Regional Championship in Las Vegas, NV as a Ladies L2.
2013 Mounted Shooting Association (MSA) Ladies Semi-Pro World Champion Winner in Scottsdale, AZ.
2013 CMSA Western Regional Championship Ladies L4 Class Win in Las Vegas, NV.
2016 CMSA Worlds All-Around Champion & Ladies L4 Class Win in Amarillo, TX.
2017 Ladies Reserve Overall at Western Regional Championship in Las Vegas, NV.
And more…

Torrie has spent the last 4 years sharing her wealth of knowledge and lessons learned with her students. Supported by her strong sponsors, Torrie is able to travel and share her knowledge through clinics all around the Pacific Northwest Region, Western States and Western Canada.

Special thank you to our Sponsors:

Ranch Versatility CLINIC with
Mary Jane Brown
Open to All
Participation is Limited
Held at W Bar M Ranch

This Clinic is a great opportunity to learn and practice multiple disciplines in the Ranch Versatility and Trail Challenge Arenas.

You will receive expert horsemanship instruction, followed by natural trail obstacle work, and time working live cattle.

Aug. 16-18, 2019
Discover more about
Mary Jane Brown Clinics, on Facebook & her website.

MJB Clinics  (Facebook)

Registration Form
Clinic / Stall Fees
Cow Horse CLINIC with
Kim Witty
Open to All
Participation is Limited
Held at W Bar M Ranch

Geared toward Cow Horse enthusiasts, Ranch Versatility competitors, Team Penners, Ranch Sorters, or anyone interested in working their horse on cattle, this 3-Day Clinic is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of putting your horse on the cow, the right way. The clinic will include horsemanship tips, flag work & herd-work from this respected trainer.

Born and raised in Enterprise, OR, Kim Witty brings a ranching background to the horse show world. Establishing High Country Training in 1991 with wife Deb they run a very successful training business in Ellensburg, WA. While Kim's main focus is on the cow horse divisions he also has trained many reiners and rope horses. Career highlights include APHA World Champion, NRCHA reserve World Champion, 2x Arabian National Champion and AQHA World finalist all in the reining or cow horse.
Sept. 20-22, 2019
Registration Form
Clinic / Stall Fees
Stock Horse
​Workshop with
Bruce Sandifer

& Jeff Derby

October 11-13, 2019
Open to All
Participation is Limited
Hosted by Lisa Thompson,
to be held at W Bar M Ranch

With origins from the early California vaqueros, the signal-balance style of horsemanship works from the horse's perspective to achieve maximum softness. Bruce and Jeff demonstrate how the hackamore, two-rein and bridle phases of the signal-balance system is designed to be used one-handed. When appropriate, Bruce and Jeff will help introduce the student's horse to the hackamore or the bridle. Safe and humane stockmanship techniques and cattle handling instruction are taught for any level rider.

Clinic Fee is $625 for Californio Bridlehorse Assoc. (CBA) members   -or-   $650 for CBA membership + workshop fee

Audit Fee is $25/day for CBA members, $35/day for non-members

Contact Lisa Thompson, for more information, or to register.
Lisa Thompson Phone:   805.729.1030    email:   [email protected]

Stalls available though W-M Ranch, Free dry camping.

A W Bar M Ranch Waiver must accompany your entry.
W-M  Stall Fees
Stock Horse Workshop Flyer
W-M Waiver